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Instant Pot Cheddar Broccoli Cauliflower Soup Recipe

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Easy cheesy broccoli cauliflower soup made in an Instant Pot.

Easy cheesy broccoli cauliflower soup made in an Instant Pot.

A "Souper" Easy Dinner

This is one of many Instant Pot recipes that is super fast, easy, and delicious. It's vegetarian-friendly but not vegan (due to dairy).

Everyone should own a pressure cooker. They make food really fast, retain flavor, and are great for busy households, students, single parents, those going camping, and anyone who does not eat meat. Why slave over a stove when you don't have to?

Fresh ingredients are better, but not necessary. If you're being really frugal, you can find these ingredients at a discount grocer and make a ton of this soup for just a few bucks. Serve it with bread and salad and it's an entire meal. If you want to be fancy, serve it in bread bowls.

It's a great soup and can be frozen for up to three months.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

4 min

14 min

8+ depending on serving size

You can use fresh or frozen vegetables for this soup.

You can use fresh or frozen vegetables for this soup.

Ingredients

  • About 4 cups fresh (1 or 2 bags frozen) vegetables, (carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower)
  • 4-6 cups chicken or veggie broth, use 4 cups if you want thicker soup
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Put veggies into the pot.
  2. Add 4-6 cups of water or chicken broth (or water and bouillon cubes, or vegetable broth).
  3. Set the instant pot to high pressure for 4 minutes.
  4. When the pot beeps, quick-release the steam.
  5. Add the pint of heavy cream and stir.
  6. Add your cheese and stir again until melted.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!

If you want a creamier soup, use an immersion blender in the Instant Pot after step 6. Top with more cheese, more veggies, or anything else you like.

Put your vegetables into the Instant Pot. Broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower taste great together.

Put your vegetables into the Instant Pot. Broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower taste great together.

© 2017 Rebecca

Comments

Donna T on March 22, 2020:

This is the best soup ever! So easy, and few ingredients. I thought it would need something to thicken it, but it didn’t. I used four cups total of fresh cauliflower, broccoli and carrots and added salt, pepper and some seasoning salt at the end. My new favorite recipe for my Instant Pot. Thank you!

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on December 07, 2017:

mmmm looks good.. and easy to prepare.. thanks for sharing :)

Rebecca (author) from USA on November 15, 2017:

Thanks Linda :)

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on November 12, 2017:

A pressure cooker sounds very useful. I love the short time needed to cook a meal! Your recipe looks delicious.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on November 09, 2017:

Okay. But I have no more counter space in my kitchen-- I use my crockpot 2x a week.

Rebecca (author) from USA on November 08, 2017:

You can, but I'm not sure how long that would take. Ditch the crockpot and get an instant pot, you'll use it 100x more often and it can be a crockpot too. :)

Rebecca (author) from USA on November 08, 2017:

yep instant pot pressure cooker! they are AMAZING! I'll be posting a lot more recipes soon. If you don't have one seriously get one. Christmas is right around the corner! Thanks for the comments btw.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on November 08, 2017:

This soup looks delicious. But I don't have an instant pot, just a crockpot, and no more counter space for it. Can I use my crockpot for this recipe?

FlourishAnyway from USA on November 08, 2017:

Is an instant pot a pressure cooker? This looks good. Evan vegans can do some substitutions with this.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on November 08, 2017:

My mouth is watering now, that looks delicious. =)